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Knapp, Eileen Sophia
Eileen Sophia Knapp, 89, of Avon, IL, passed away Friday, January 17, 2012 at the Prairie City Rehab and Health Care Center. She was born February 2, 1922 in Galesburg, IL the daughter of Ray J. and Blossom Putnam Shay. She married John L. Knapp on February 2, 1944 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Galesburg, IL he preceded her on July 25, 2005.

She is survived by two sons Jerry (Marcia) Knapp of Prairie City, IL, and Dan (Debra) Knapp of Avon, IL; 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; one brother Thomas Shay of Peoria, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 1 sister (Nellie).

She worked in the office at Strands Bakery in Galesburg, IL after graduating from Galesburg High School. She was a member of the Fulton County Home Makers Extension for many many years. She was also on the Fulton County Board for a number of years. She loved music from the 1940 era. She moved to the Avon area in 1944 where she farmed with her husband.

Memorial service will be February 4, 2012, 11:00 am at the Avon United Methodist Church. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Avon Grade School Library. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cormanmh.com. Corman Memorial Home Avon, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
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